2012 North Carolina Archives Week
October 22 – 28
“Journeys to Justice: Civil Rights in North Carolina”
Archives Week is an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. The events are a celebration of the work that we and our organizations do, but it is also a time to raise public awareness. By holding exhibit openings, workshops, lectures, open houses, and other related events during Archives Week, North Carolina’s archives community can make a concerted effort to bring the importance of our profession to our state’s citizenry and public leaders.Any agency that deals with archives and historical records in North Carolina is invited to participate in Archives Week in North Carolina. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) sponsors the week and will serve as an information clearinghouse for events occurring during the week. In addition, SNCA has published a guide to help in planning your events and SNCA officers will be available to provide assistance as well. The seventh annual Archives Week in North Carolina will take place October 22-28th and the theme is “Journeys to Justice: Civil Rights in North Carolina”.
- I hope you all had a wonderful Archives Week. I am so happy we had such levels of participation this year! The Archives Week calendar had nine events, which is a tremendous increase from Archives Weeks in the past.
Shirley Fairfax-Lewis, the Archive Librarian at Southeastern Community College sent some pictures of her event. The event included a tour of a visual display created by Southeastern art students followed by speakers Selena Rowell of Columbus County Partnership for Children and Author L.D. Dockery.
Thanks to Shirley for all of her hard work planing this event!
Where: State Archives of North Carolina, Search Room
When: Monday, October 22 @ 10:00 – 3:00
What: In celebration of Archives Week in North Carolina, the State Archives
will display documents and photographs relating to the Archives Week
theme, “Journeys to Justice: Civil Rights in North Carolina.” The
exhibit will be in the Search Room of the State Archives from 10:00 to
3:00 on Monday, October 22. See here for more info.
Where: North Carolina Central University, Shepard Library, Room 140
When: Thursday, October 25th 2012, 11:35am-12:50pm
What: Samantha Leonard, the Digital Production Manager of the Triangle
Research Library Network’s LSTA-funded grant “Content, Context, and
Capacity: A Collaborative Large-Scale Digitization Project on the Long
Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina” will speak about how the
grant makes archival materials from NC State University, the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central
University, and Duke University available online. North Carolina
Central University Professor Jerry B. Gershenhorn, author of “Melville
J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge” (2004), will speak
about his research experiences as a professor and historian using
Where: Southeastern Community College Library
When: Wednesday, October 24 @ 9:30 – 11:00
What: The SCC Library will host a special event that begins with a tour of a visual display created by Southeastern art students followed by speakers Selena Rowell of Columbus County Partnership for Children and Author L.D. Dockery.
For more information contact Shirley Lewis at 910-642-7141, ext. 266, or email@example.com
Where: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, Pleasant’s Room
When: Tuesday, October 23 @ 12:00 – 1:00
What: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion on “Twentieth Century North Carolina Civil Rights in the Archives: Materials in the Reading Room and Online.” Please bring your own lunch, but coffee and pastries will be included. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The Southern Historical Collection and the Triangle Research Libraries Network LSTA digitization grant “Content, Context, and Capacity.” Please email inquiries to Samantha Leonard, firstname.lastname@example.org